Dictionary - Downloads

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forauldlangsyne
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Dictionary - Downloads

Unread post by forauldlangsyne » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:05 pm

Hallo :D
Is mise Mairi. 'Sann a Beloit Wisconsin USA a tha mi.
Does anyone know if it is possible to download a good and complete dictionary? I looked on Amazon but they only have hard copies.
Taing mhor
Mairi
ps how can I put in accents? :?



faoileag
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Re: Dictionary - Downloads

Unread post by faoileag » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:11 pm

You don't need to actually download one - you can consult this amazing one free online:

http://faclair.com/

If you do sometimes need an actual book dictionary, I recommend this paperback one - both directions, cheap, very up-to-date, surprisingly comprehensive, some useful grammar and lists in the back.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Essential-Gaeli ... 1444103997

(It's in the Teach Yourself series but is a much better item than the now dated Teach Yourself Gaelic coursebook.)

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Re: Dictionary - Downloads

Unread post by AlasdairBochd » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:18 pm

I find this downloadable, searchable dictionary very useful. It sits open on the screen when I'm reading or writing. It's a lot quicker than looking something up on line.
http://barrettweb.net/gaidhlig.htm
It contains both the old MacFarlane and MacBain dictionaries so it's a bit old fashioned, particularly regarding spelling. It uses an MS Access database so you can modify or add to it easily.

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Re: Dictionary - Downloads

Unread post by Thrissel » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:34 pm

In addition to Faoileag's and Alasdair's tips I have also good experience with Roy Wentworth's dictionary downloadable as a .doc file here:
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/wentw ... tomhasach/
If you convert it into an .odt file you get from 4.8 to 1.3MB.

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Re: Dictionary - Downloads

Unread post by GunChleoc » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:04 pm

Fàilte ort!

Use the button that looks like an Ω for a clickable list of special characters

Another help thread here: http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/vi ... ?f=12&t=32
Oileanach chànan chuthachail
Na dealbhan agam

forauldlangsyne
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Re: Dictionary - Downloads

Unread post by forauldlangsyne » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:44 am

:) mòran taing to all for your suggestions.

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Re: Dictionary - Downloads

Unread post by forauldlangsyne » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:47 am

GunChleoc wrote:Fàilte ort!

Use the button that looks like an Ω for a clickable list of special characters

Another help thread here: http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/vi ... ?f=12&t=32
:D I switched to my ipad2. I find it more user friendly then my pc :)

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